Meet the Staff
Bonnie Depermentier - Owner/Director
"To improve is to change,
to be perfect is to change often"
Welcome, my name is Bonnie DePermentier and I am the co-owner (with my husband Jim) and director of All My Children Learning Center in Souderton, PA. AMC was founded January 5, 1983. I have three grown children, Jessica, Justin, and Jared who I am so proud of as they further their education. Jim and I live in Skippack, PA with our dog Kanye. I am so thankful for a great family who has supported me as I operated my schools. All My Children started out as a group home (caring for 12 children) to operating 3 centers; AMC Franconia, the former The Young and the Restless in Souderton, and the Bold and the Beautiful in Perkasie. AMC is like a soap opera each day. I have 33 years working with children. I have my B.S. in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from Mansfield University and have over 300 hours of training! I have also completed the Director Credentials courses. Being in education you become a life-long learner…I just completed my Child Care Health Advocate certification that will allow me to assist my AMC families with any health issues that may arise with their child. The parents and teachers really partner together for all the children. I have 5 current children enrolled whose mother or father was once enrolled child at AMC. All My Children Learning Center is a STAR-4 site mandated by the Keystone STARS program. I love coming to work each day watching the children grow and learn. I wish you can see the excitement in their eyes when they learn something new or the important work they do as they play with their friends and teachers. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your child's early years.
- Jim Depermentier - Owner
Hello! My name is Jim DePermentier (aka: Mr. Jim to the kids) and the other proud "co-owner" of All My Children Learning Center! Along with Bonnie I\'m proud to have raised 3 awesome children; Jessica, Justin, and Jared, all of whom got their start her at AMC. I\'m a graduate of Temple University with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration and Accounting. I\'m also a current licensed Certified Public Accountant. I previously worked as a controller for a nationally known candy manufacturer and for a public relations firm in Center City, Philadelphia. The best decision I ever made was leaving the business corporate world to help my amazing wife and business partner build upon and expand an already successful child care business. I love seeing the excitement on the faces of the children when they have accomplished something together. My main goal each day is to ensure that our staff is prepared with all of the essentials necessary to provide each child with an amazing day!
- Maureen Picknally - Assistant Director
Hi! My name is Maureen Picknally and I am the Assistant Director at All My Children Learning Center. I graduated from Millersville University in 2007 with a Psychology Degree, and I received my Elementary Education Teaching Certificate from Gwynedd-Mercy College in 2011. I most recently obtained my Director's Credential Certificate from Chestnut Hill College. I have plenty of experience with children. I student taught in the North Penn School District in a 3rd grade classroom. I was also a preschool teacher for a year and a nanny for a family of three as well. In 2009, I traveled to Colorado to teach outdoor education to 6th graders. That was an amazing experience that I will never forget. I recently spent the last two years working in the School District of Springfield Township with children that have special needs. Kids can always find a way to put a smile on my face! When I am not working, you can find me coaching my niece's 6th grade lacrosse team, enjoying any outdoor activity, playing board games, and spending time with my husband, family, and friends. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I love working with your children at AMC!
- Kathy Lunde - Kindergarten Teacher
Hello, I am Ms. Lunde and I am the Kindergarten teacher here at All My Children Learning Center. I have been at AMC for the past 10 years teaching Kindergarten. I graduated Cum Laude from Rowan University with a Bachelor in Education. I was the 2007 "Champion of Professional Development" for the Southeast Key and I am one of the schools representatives for the Parent Advisory Committee. I have over 30 years' experience working with children ages 3-6. I have also done trainings with the Montgomery County I.U. to work with children on the Autism Spectrum. My goal is to provide each child with a safe, stimulating, fun environment, where they feel comfortable to share their ideas and emotions. I want them to grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally, into unique individuals who are excited about school and learning. Teaching children encourages me to be a lifelong learner. I love to bring new ideas, techniques, and activities to my Kindergarten classroom.
- Ms. Jen - Preschool Teacher
Hi, my name is Ms. Jen and I am the Preschool Teacher here at All My Children Learning Center. I have been the preschool teacher here for the past 15 years. I currently hold my CDA and I am continuing my education at Montgomery County Community College. I also participate in yearly trainings sponsored by the PA Keys. I enjoy the children and watching them learn and grow each day. Every day is a new adventure, never a boring moment. My classroom is always busy with art projects, learning a new letter of the week, playing outdoors, and interacting with other children. I love my preschool room and hope you will too!
- Ms. Stephanie - Three's Teachers
Hi, I'm Ms. Stephanie and I am the Three Year Old teacher here at All My Children Learning Center. I have been working at AMC for the past 14 years. I have two boys, both whom are AMC alum. I currently have my CDA and looking to finish my Associates. I am so proud to work at a STAR 4 center. The changes we have made have been a positive thing in helping the children learn and grow and create a strong connection with every family. I love being able to help children learn to do things for themselves and teaching them how to treat others with kindness and respect. Patience is a virtue. We have a lot of fun in my three year old classroom and I hope you will too!
- Ms. Rebecca - Two's Classroom Teacher
Hi, I'm Ms. Rebecca and I am the Two year old teacher here at All My Children Learning Center. I have been here for 4 years working with the 2's. I also have worked with two year olds for the past 16 years. I am currently finishing my degree in Early Childhood Education. I love the 2's especially because you never know what they are going to say or do next. My room is always colorful and inviting to allow the children to feel a sense of comfort and care when they get to school in the morning. I love sign-language and use it throughout the entire day in my classroom. The children love learning sign-language and sharing what they learn with their parents. Teaching is about embracing every child. I look forward to another terrific year in the two year old classroom!
- Ms. Donna - Older Toddler Teacher
Hi, I'm Ms. Donna and I am the older toddler teacher here at All My Children Learning Center. I have been working at AMC for the past 15 years in the older toddler room. I currently hold my CDA and have completed my years of trainings conducted at the school and sponsored by the PA Keys. I enjoy working with children because it gives me satisfaction knowing that I am a positive influence in a child's life. I am very excited for a great school year with my new group of older toddlers! I have 3 grown children and one grandson. I am very lucky to get to spend so much time with the children every day.
- Ms. Amanda - Infant Teacher
Hi, I'm Ms. Amanda and I am the assistant infant teacher her at All My Children Learning Center. I have worked at AMC for a year. I have taken several trainings while being at AMC and proud to be Infant/Child CPR certified! I graduated from Kutztown University with a degree in Fine Arts and I minored in Psychology. I really enjoy spending time with the babies here. I enjoy watching the little ones grow! They make me smile every day. Teaching and learning both take patience and understanding. I am excited to start another year in the infant room with a new bunch of little ones ready to grow and learn!
- Ms. Jackie - Young Toddler Teacher
Hi, my name is Ms. Jackie and I am the young toddler teacher here at All My Children Learning Center. I have been at AMC for 7 years. I have also volunteered at a church vacation bible school, watching infants and young toddlers. I currently have my CDA and I am working on completing my Associates in Early Childhood Education. I love watching the children grow and learn, and witnessing all their milestones. Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. I look forward to another great school year with my group of young toddlers.
- Ms. Gaynell – Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Hello, my name is Gaynell. I am so excited to start a new chapter of my life and make memories here at All My Children. My family and I just moved to Quakertown. I am married with 4 kids and 9 grandchildren, with one on the way! I have been working in this field for 25 years. I attended Delaware County Community College, I have my CDA and my Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, along with my Director's Credential. I love spending time with my family, vacationing, and watching the grandchildren. I am looking forward to providing the students with a well-rounded quality education while at the same time providing them with a safe, nurturing and healthy environment. My goal is to "touch the heart of a child." Every day is a learning experience – whether it is "me teaching them or them teaching me."
- Ms. Jenna – 2's Room
Hi! My name is Ms. Jenna and I am an assistant teacher for this school year! I have been working in the childcare system since I was 18 years old. In April of 2014 I obtained my Child Development Associate's (CDA) credential. I do plan to go back to school to expand my knowledge in education. I really enjoy working with children and seeing them change and grow throughout the year. In my free time I enjoy going to the beach and hanging out with friends. I am looking forward to a fun school year!
- Ms. Valerie – Pre-Kindergarten
Hello! My name is Ms. Valerie and I am the Pre-Kindergarten teacher here at All My Children. I grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Kean University with my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood and English in 2007 and with my Master's degree in Early Childhood Education in 2010. While living in New Jersey, I gained experience teaching in grades P-5. I have also taught both Pre-Kindergarten and Private Kindergarten near the Harrisburg area. Our classroom is an environment where students are actively constructing their own knowledge through self-discovery. I am looking forward to this year at All My Children!
- Ms. Ericka – Two's Classroom
Hello, my name is Ericka. I have been working with children since I was sixteen. Between babysitting and daycare centers, I have been around children of all ages. I am currently going to Montgomery County Community College for education. I enjoy working part time in the two's room while I take classes to obtain my degree. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. This job is enjoyable to me because I truly love children and enjoy helping them grow in many different ways.